Scandal

Port Townsend, Washington, November 13, 1996 — A couple of years back, I worked as a delivery driver for a local pizza…

The Cockettes

Hallowe’en, 1969. The Bitches’ Christmas. Before a midnight showing of an old movie, Hibiscus, Tajara, Sandy and a few others get up…

Dancing in the Rain

It was in the heart of downtown Oakland, at 7am, on a rainy December day a half-century ago. Dozens of strikers, picket…

I Am Cuba

Port Townsend, Washington, 10/17/96 — If there really is a culture war raging in the US — right vs. left, hippies vs.…

The “Power” Con

Bumper Sticker Idea of the Week: CONSUMERS SUCK. Chuck Berry may have been something of a visionary if not a leftist in…

Politically Incorrect

Months ago, I was shopping at the Fortuna Safeway with Marilyn, my wife of 30 years. At the checkout counter, we were…

Those Damn Californians

I’m sick of all this Baby Boomer crap, the endless articles and quotes from the likes of Christopher Hitchens telling me, who…

Revolutionary Ecology

I was a social justice activist for many years before I ever heard of Earth First! So it came as a surprise…

Miller’s Super Market

Moab, Utah -- Wesley Wayne Smith, recently escaped from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, was fatally wounded late last night in an armed…

Letters (June 26, 1996)

Reading the Anderson Valley Advertiser seems a lot like getting dispatches from some Third World banana republic. Tankman Tuso is head of the local death squad who sends his men out into the dark of night to grease the local natives and crack the heads of any rebel upstarts. Persecuting Attorney Massini takes care of business for the rich fat-cat landholders and handles the cattle prod during peasant interrogations. Clueless Judge Luther rubber-stamps into the jailhouse any poor devils the dynamic duo of law enforcement bounce into his Court of Kangaroo.…